Cybersecurity Across North America

An Industry Summit on Shared Priorities
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At the June 29 North America Leaders Summer (NALS), President Obama, Prime Minister Trudeau, and President Peña Nieto affirmed the importance of an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure Internet to our collective prosperity and security. They highlighted the importance of cybersecurity collaboration between the United States, Canada, and Mexico and agreed to steps to strengthen ongoing collaboration, including cooperation with the commercial sector. The linkages between Canada, Mexico, and the United States are significant, particularly with respect to commercial exchanges throughout North America. Recent talks between the three countries have covered issues ranging from incident response to cybersecurity of critical infrastructure protection and assisting small businesses, setting the stage for enhanced trilateral cooperation.

In order to explore these topics and other opportunities for engagement, New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative, in collaboration with the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security; Public Safety and Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada; the Mexican Federal Police; and the Mexican Ministry of the Economy, will host a conversation with industry about how North Americans can work together to improve cybersecurity for all. These discussions will facilitate opportunities for North American public and private leadership to engage in dialogue and encourage cooperation across industry sectors and with government policy-makers.


Keynote Speaker

Bruce Andrews

Deputy Secretary

U.S. Department of Commerce

Panel 1: Public-Private Cooperation in Incident Response

How can governments and the private sector work together to enhance current incident response collaboration mechanisms and what are the necessary next steps?


Robert Morgus

Policy Analyst, New America


Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President, AT&T

Kathryn Condello

Director of National Security, CenturyLink

Arturo Gomez Garcia

Inspector, Mexican Federal Police

Adam Hatfield

Director, CDN Cyber Incident Response Centre, Public Safety Canada

Brad Nix

Acting Director, United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)

Panel 2: Engaging with Small and Medium Enterprise

What challenges do small businesses face in cybersecurity, particularly when doing business internationally? How can our governments and industry engage with SMEs to promote good cybersecurity practices?


Ola Sage

Chair, IT Sector Coordinating Council

CEO, e-Management


Alfredo Reyes Krafft

Chairman, Lex Informatica

Executive VP, Mexican Internet Association

Terri L. Williams

Director, Small Business Development Center's Procurement Technical Assistance Center at University of Texas San Antonio

J. Paul Haynes

CEO, eSentire

Panel 3: Cybersecurity Policies in a Global Economy

Can policies be developed and implemented that provide for better cybersecurity without inhibiting cross-border supply chains, for example, by allowing business to be confident that their international operations and intellectual property are secure, cybercrime is prosecuted, and that component parts produced abroad meet cybersecurity standards?


Eric Miller

President, Rideau Potomac Strategy Group
Non-Resident Fellow, Stimson Center


Norma Krayem

Senior Policy Advisor Co-Chair, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Holland & Knight LLP

Eric Rojo

Director of Industry Projects, SL Global Energy

James C. Wilson

Senior Legal Counsel, Blackberry


North America Cyber Event Partners